RONALD E. MCNAIR POST-BACCALAUREATE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is designed to achieve four goals: 1)
to introduce undergraduate students from targeted groups to high quality
research settings which will help provide educational and professional
role models; 2) to create an environment where graduate study is an
expectation; 3) to provide academic support and preparation; and, 4) to
provide financial support for pre-doctoral study.
The program enrolls fifteen students each year; one-half juniors and
one-half seniors. Students are expected to participate in the program for
up to two years.
Students participating in the McNair Program will work in a mentoring
relationship with a faculty member; participate in seminars addressing
graduate school preparation, expectations and opportunities; demonstrate
their research ability in independent research projects; and present their
research at regional and national conferences.
CHICANO/LATINO STUDENT PROGRAMS
The primary functions of the Office of Chicano/Latino Student Programs
are the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Latino students. The
office strives to retain new and continuing Latino students by helping
them develop their academic skills. The office is also engaged in
developing and implementing both academic and cultural programs which
contribute to students personal development, making the University more
aware of Latino culture, and developing closer ties with the local Latino
Chicano/Latino Student Programs collaborates closely with other
components of Academic Support Services as well as academic advising,
Career Services and the Financial Aid Office as a means of monitoring
Latino student needs. The goal is to successfully integrate Latino
students into university life so that greater numbers can gain access to
meaningful information and services.
For further information, contact the Director of Chicano/Latino Student
Programs, 105 McCutchan Hall (472-1913).
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides a wide range of
services to students with academic potential who, because of low income,
first generation background or physical disability, or poor academic
preparation, need a period of time to adjust to the academic and social
environment of the University. Students are referred to the program by a
variety of sources which include high school counselors, the Admissions
Office, as well as faculty and academic staff at UW-Whitewater.
Through its professional counseling staff, EOP helps students to acquire
the academic and personal survival skills they need to succeed at
UW-Whitewater. EOP counselors offer academic, personal, financial aid, and
career counseling and assist students to resolve problems that may hinder
their academic progress. EOP involves faculty directly in its programs
through the Faculty Early Warning System and the Mentor Program. Its
student association provides social and cultural activities for students.
The EOP is primarily funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of
Education. To be eligible for the program, students must meet one of the
following criteria: come from a low income family, have neither parent or
guardian with a bachelor's degree, be physically handicapped, or have a
For more information, contact the Director of the Educational Opportunity
Program, 118 McCutchan Hall (472-1209).
MINORITY BUSINESS PROGRAM
The Minority Business Program (MBP) is designed to increase the
recruitment, retention, and graduation rate of ethnic minority students
who want to pursue a career in business. MBP provides a number of
activities, the purpose of which are to:
- enhance minority high school and college student's
awareness of career opportunities in business
- increase the undergraduate enrollment and graduation
of minority students in business majors.
- provide opportunities for minority students to meet
with business professionals in order to develop realistic perceptions of what
it takes to be successful in the business arena.
- provide academic support in the form of tutoring and counseling for
students with such needs.
MBP also identifies students with academic promise to involve them in
summer internship experiences.
MINORITY TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM
The MTP is a specialized support program, and is a cooperative effort
with the College of Education. It is unique in its mission to provide
opportunities and educational campus experiences designed to increase the
academic success of American ethnic minority students interested in
pursuing careers in teacher education.
MTP participants: 1) have exchanges with successful minority educators;
2) interact and develop supportive relationships with other education
majors; 3) discuss issues confronting professional educators; and 4) gain
insight into the expectations of the education profession.
PROJECT ASSIST PROGRAM
The Department of Special Education provides a support program
specifically for students with learning disabilities at UW-W called
Project ASSIST. Services include: individual diagnostic assessments,
one-to-one tutoring, small group study sessions, special testing
accommodations, consultation with faculty and staff, and a summer high
school to college transition program. In addition, the program networks
with a variety of other supportive programs on campus in order to provide
comprehensive services to students with learning disabilities.
Tutoring is a customized, student-centered, action-oriented process
designed to help all students--full-time and part-time undergraduate and
graduate students, and returning adults--who need both short and long-term
academic assistance. In meeting these various student needs, the Tutorial
Center (TC) has developed those individual and group tutoring approaches
which specifically focus on problem solving techniques and intensive
subject review sessions. Tutoring has often been thought of as
short-term, immediate assistance to overcome one specific problem or
trouble spot. Successful students, however, have typically viewed
tutoring as a long-term strategy in resolving more complex learning
problems including difficult content, as well as organizational
techniques, pattern synthesis, and higher level reasoning.
Student peer-tutors are hired for the program on the basis of
departmental recommendations and personal interviews, and take part in an
intensive training program. Tutors are expected not only to know their
subject matter well, but also to be able to communicate effectively with
students from a wide variety of backgrounds and with varying degrees of
knowledge and skill.
Students requesting tutoring represent a cross-section of all
students--from those doing very well in classes but who request additional
practice and feedback as to their progress, to those individuals who are
experiencing major difficulty with content and study procedures and
techniques. The TC is equipped to handle all these students with
appropriate strategies and confidentiality.
The TC is able to provide tutoring in most basic courses and provides
tutoring in many advanced courses, depending upon requests. Tutors are
limited, so early registration is recommended.
Registration for tutoring is available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday in McCutchan Hall.
Sessions are available at other times and places by arrangement. To
arrange for tutoring, students should contact Student Tutorial Assistance,
Room 207 McCutchan Hall (472-3219) and request a brochure on the tutoring
possibilities which match their needs and expectancies.
The Learning Center (LC) offers learning alternatives in a lab setting
for mathematics, reading, study skills, word processing and writing.
Tutors and a variety of materials are available for assisting students.
Typically, use of services at the LC is voluntary, individualized, and
self-paced as students work on learning strategies and competencies
necessary for college success. Students may schedule time in the various
labs to work on a specific competency or to develop more generalized
strategies for dealing with content areas. For assistance in writing,
students may attend free workshops, or they may schedule appointments in
the writing lab where they work one-on-one with qualified tutors; also,
students may enroll for two credits in English 091, an individualized
writing workshop which meets in the writing lab twice a week. IBM
computers are available for word processing, and students may schedule
lessons in word processing with the LC coordinator. For assistance in
math 040 and 041, students may consult tutors on a walk-in basis and view
video tapes or use computer software for skill building and practice. For
study skills, students may consult with a staff specialist, enroll in
"Study/Academic Survival Skills" for three credits, or use computer
software covering such subjects as time management, notetaking,
concentration, motivation, test-taking, memory, etc. For assistance in
reading college-level texts, students may enroll for three credits in
"Developmental Reading," or they may consult a reading specialist in the
Although most students use services at the LC on a voluntary basis, some
students may be referred directly by faculty. In this case, the students
work on developing those skills and competencies which have been
identified by the faculty members as necessary for success in their
classes. The LC, working closely with instructors in Developmental
Studies as well as faculty from all colleges and departments, provides the
students with appropriate materials and staff assistance as specified by
the faculty member.
Both voluntary visits and direct referrals are generally more successful
if made before serious problems develop. Students can make appointments
either by calling 472-1230 or by visiting the LC office in the lower level
of McCutchan Hall where additional information and brochures are
available. The LC is open 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
One of the primary functions in this area is to recruit ethnic minority
students to the UW-Whitewater campus. As an extension of the overall
commitment by the University System to increase the enrollment, retention,
and graduation of minority students, recruiters contact high schools,
community centers, churches, and individual minority community leaders to
acquaint them with higher education opportunities for minorities at
Freshman and transfer students entering the University are encouraged to
participate in an inclusive array of academic support services. One such
program is the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which provides
services to students who have academic potential, but who may be from
low-income families, may be the first students from their family to attend
college, or may have a disability (physical or learning). Such students
may need a period of time to adjust to the academic and social environment
of the University.
Cultural events and student activities for minorities are available on
campus. Programs are geared to foster cross-cultural awareness among all
students and faculty on campus. Special efforts are made throughout the
academic year to encourage full cooperation between activity-oriented
bodies to coordinate functions in such a way that the pluralistic society
in which we live is reflected in planned campus activities.
For further information, contact the Director of Chicano/Latino Student
Programs at (414) 472-1913 or the Assistant Director of
Admissions-Minorities at (414) 472-1483.
ACADEMIC STANDARDS OFFICE
The Academic Standards Office provides counseling and academic assistance
to students, particularly those having difficulty meeting retention
standards of the University. All student appeals for reinstatement and for
extension of any limitation on the academic progression requirements for
financial aid are submitted to the Academic Standards Office. The
Coordinator is available to provide information on academic policies,
financial aid progression policies, and registration procedures, to assist
students in selecting courses of study consistent with their personal and
career ambitions, and to refer students to other campus offices for
CENTER FOR COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
The Center for Communicative Disorders offers, free of charge for
students, diagnostic and therapeutic help with communication problems such
as articulation, voice, hearing, language and stuttering. Complete
hearing and hearing aid evaluations are available through the audiological
facilities of the center. Faculty and children and adults outside of the
University are also served by the Center, which is located in room 1011
The Computer Center, located in McGraw Hall, provides a full range of
computing services to both academic and administrative users. An IBM
ES/9000, a DEC Alpha 2100, and a VAX 4000-200 are used to provide
interactive and batch services in support of instructional and research
activities as well as access to the INTERNET. A wide variety of
workstations is located throughout the campus including the residence
halls. Professional academic computing staff and student consultants are
available for programming and technical assistance to users. A library of
application programs for use in many academic areas is available on both
The Center operates microcomputer laboratories located in McGraw Hall
consisting of Macintosh and IBM compatible microcomputers. The
laboratories are a university resource in support of the instructional
programs of all colleges.
No charges are assessed to students or faculty for course-related
NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
The Office of News and Public Affairs provides a link between
UW-Whitewater and the many people it serves--students, faculty and staff,
parents, and the public at-large. It prepares and mails news releases to
area newspapers, radio and TV stations about campus events, programs, and
the achievements of students, faculty and staff. Students are encouraged
to utilize the Office of News and Public Affairs to publicize their
achievements, both on and off campus.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
The University recognizes a large number of special interest groups. A
complete directory of all student organizations, their officers, and
advisers is available in the University Center, Campus Activities and
STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINER ASSOCIATION
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Athletic Trainer
Association (SATA) is an organization for anyone interested in learning
more about athletic training and sports medicine. Membership in SATA is
open to anyone expressing an interest in athletic training and sports
medicine. This organization participates in a variety of activities to
extend the professional preparation of its members, attending professional
conferences, viewing orthopedic surgery, visiting local rehabilitation
facilities, and attending lectures of guest speakers. Contact the
Intercollegiate Athletic Office if interested.
A wide variety of service organizations exist, providing students with
numerous ways to contribute to the campus and community. These
organizations include, but are not limited to: Best Buddies, Circle K,
Habitat for Humanity, UW-W Student Foundation, Whitewater Action Program,
and numerous religious and Greek organizations which also offer service
The Legal Services Program of the Whitewater Student Government provides
free legal advice to students one afternoon per week. Contact the WSG
Office, University Center 261, 472-1166, for more information.
The completion of the Army ROTC Program - Leadership and Military Science
Department - and a baccalaureate lead to a Commission in the United States
ADULT RESOURCE CENTER
The Adult Resource Center (ARC) is located in the University Center
(lower level) and serves all University students. The Center is open
Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The ARC serves
University students in a variety of ways. It's a warm, caring environment
staffed by students willing to answer questions or to get information
about other services around campus and in the community. The ARC offers a
number of varied, noon-hour focus programs throughout the semester. Focus
program themes range from stress management to career planning, and from
massage to marriage enrichment. Most of all the ARC is a place for
students to drop their bags, put up their feet, take a break from their
hectic day and get to know some fellow students. For further information,
UNIVERSITY SPIRIT PROGRAM
Cheerleaders and stuntmen support the athletic teams in action and
promote campus spirit. The squad accompany the Warhawks to away games and
performs at all home games. Cheerleading try-outs are held in spring for
football squad and in fall for basketball and wrestling squad and are open
to all interested men and women. Interested students may contact the Club
Sports Office, 142 Williams Center, 472-1145.
The Pom Pon squad supports Warhawk athletic teams at all home football
and basketball games and performs both dance and precision drill
routines. Tryouts take place each fall, and students interested may
contact Club Sports Office, 142 Williams Center, 472-1145.
Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society open to outstanding students in
all curriculums. The local chapter was formally installed in January,
1969. To be eligible for nomination to the society in the junior year,
students must be in the upper 5 per cent of their class. In the senior
year, students are eligible for nominations for membership if in the upper
12 1/2 per cent of their class. The minimum grade point average is 3.50.
Silver Scroll is the local honorary organization for seniors who have
achieved a grade point of 3.0 or better and who have demonstrated
outstanding leadership and service on the campus. The purpose of this
organization is to promote and maintain a high standard of scholarship, to
advance a spirit of service, and to encourage leadership among college
Blue Key Honor Society is for students who have demonstrated a high level
of leadership ability. Blue Key members are nominated by faculty/staff
and selected by their fellow students based on character, outstanding
ability, and potential deserving of special recognition. Candidates for
membership must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 and have junior or senior
standing or be a spring semester sophomore.
Golden Key National
Honor Society exists to recognize and encourage academic achievement and
excellence in all undergraduate fields of study. Membership in the
Society is by invitation only to those students who have at least sixty
credits with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. At least
twenty-five credits must have been completed at UW-Whitewater. The UW-Whitewater
Golden Key National Honor Society involves itself in
periodic community service projects and educational programs. For more
information contact the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership at
Cultural Affairs brings the best of the world's professional performers
to Whitewater, from Bobby McFerrin to the Vienna Choir Boys, from Ballet
Hispanico to the Milwaukee Symphony. Events are planned by the Cultural
Affairs Committee, which is made up of students, faculty, and community
members. Ten to twelve events are sponsored each year by Cultural Affairs.
Tickets for Cultural Affairs events are available to students at a
special discount rate. By purchasing a season pass, the price reduction is
even greater. All tickets are available at the University Ticket Center
or through the ticket outlet at Young Auditorium.
Students of all majors are invited to join the Cultural Affairs Committee
to help plan performances, meet the artists, and gain experience in
marketing and promotion. Contact Cultural Affairs in the Irvin L. Young
Auditorium, phone 472-4444.
In the past Cultural Affairs has presented such internationally renowned
artists as Marcel Marceau, Joe Henderson, and Maynard Ferguson. Musicals
such as "My Fair Lady," "Sugar Babies," and "Guys and Dolls" have appeared
on the Whitewater stage. The list of performances Cultural Affairs has
brought to Whitewater is lengthy and includes the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
Dance Company, Mummenschanz, the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, the American
Brass Quintent, PDQ Bach, and Sunday in the Park with George. Cultural
Affairs invites students to join them and enjoy upcoming shows!
IRVIN L. YOUNG AUDITORIUM
The Irvin L. Young Auditorium serves as host to several performing arts
series including the Cultural Affairs Series, the ILY Presents" (special
events) series, as well as the Horizons" school matinee and evening
family programs. These auditorium-sponsored series account for
twenty-five to thirty professional performing arts events held in the
facility each year. The auditorium is also utilized for various music
department and continuing education-sponsored activities.
The unique design of the Irvin L. Young Auditorium features a graciously
appointed auditorium chamber with approximately 1,300 seats, depending on
configuration pattern and number of wheelchair seats utilized. Through
lighting options and architectural arrangements, the auditorium can also
achieve the feeling of warmth and comfortable intimacy of a much smaller
space. The clean lines and uncluttered space of the chamber create an
unpretentious performing environment in this state-of-the-art facility.
One of the many striking areas is the Fern Young Terrace which offers
unparalleled charm guaranteed to enhance any event it houses. The
facility's Kachel Center offers flexibility with its sprung hardwood
floor. Conferences will find the room appealing for groups of up to 150
or as a space for small groups to meet before returning to the auditorium
for larger sessions. Both the Fern Young Terrace and the Kachel Center
can serve dual purposes as support spaces to complement auditorium
functions or as versatile stand-alone meeting, rehearsal, or reception
The University's art gallery is a showcase for this campus. Shows of
popular student appeal, as well as exhibits of statewide and even northern
midwest significance, draw favorable media review. Some of the most
experimental and pioneering work comes from UW-W and UW-System art majors
and graduate students and from students at other universities throughout
the country. Art faculty from throughout the UW-System exhibit on a
regular basis. There is at least one international exhibit each year,
which is the combined effort of two colleges on campus. Visit the
Crossman Gallery as part of an ongoing education. Hours: Monday -
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
The Department of Music sponsors a wide variety of performing groups
including Concert Choir, University Chorus, UW-W Repertory Singers, Swing
Choir, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, the Jazz Lab Bands,
Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Sax Choir, Early Music
Ensemble, Brass Choir and other smaller ensembles. These groups as well as
all others sponsored by the department, are open by audition to all
university students. Students who enjoy singing or playing a musical
instrument will appreciate the opportunity to share in the musicianship of
these groups. Contact the Music Department office for additional
Students who enjoy music will not want to miss the many interesting and
exciting concerts given by the campus groups and by the faculty artists.
These concerts are free to students and provide a rich and memorable break
in the weekly routine.
Annually the Department of Theatre/Dance produces seven major shows, a
children's play for tour, experimental and one-act plays, and an Orchesis
(dance) production. These activities provide rich opportunities for
students to see a wide range of productions. Students may also
participate in the technical aspects of productions and in theatre
management, and may audition for roles in any of the productions.
Camaraderie through theatre activities will enliven college life; the arts
and skills learned will forever enhance student's lives.
The UW-Whitewater Campus Police Department is a full-service law
enforcement agency providing 24-hour police protection and services to the
campus community. The department is staffed by eleven sworn police
officers, two part-time police officers and nine non-sworn employees.
Part of the mission of the University Police Department is to provide
protection of life and property to all persons within the boundaries of
the university, to uphold the rights guaranteed under the United States
Constitution, and to enforce state laws, codes and UW System regulations
in a fair and just manner. The department works towards this goal by
conducting investigations into alleged criminal activity, the
implementation and presentation of crime prevention programs, development
of new and innovative policing programs, effecting arrests, and referring
individuals into the criminal justice system or conduct systems.
Anyone requiring the services of the University Police Department can
contact it 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on the first floor Goodhue
Hall, located behind the Bookstore, or by phoning 472-4660. Whether the
victim of a crime, an injured person, a witness to an incident, someone
who wants information or a presentation, or just someone who doesn't know
where else to turn, the University Police stand ready to provide the
The Office of University Relations includes the UW-Whitewater National
Alumni Association, the UW-Whitewater Foundation, and the Office of News
and Public Affairs. University Relations provides a communication link
between the university and the media, approximately 57,000 UW-Whitewater
alumni, and the public-at-large.
The UW-Whitewater Foundation also creates and directs a variety of
fund-raising efforts on behalf of UW-Whitewater, its faculty and staff,
and its students.
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